A tiny kitten that nearly died after being caught and sold by its mother at a very young age has found a lovely new home for the holidays.
The little guy, nicknamed Yoda by staff for his adorable ears, needed urgent treatment just a week after being purchased online when he collapsed in the homes of the people who received him.
He was taken to Blue Cross’s Victoria Veterinary Hospital, where veterinarians were unsure he would survive the ordeal.
Amanda Rumball recalls: ‘Poor little Yoda was in a state of regret when he came to look after us, and we weren’t sure it was going to make it through. London Welfare officer at Blue Cross.
‘Yoda has not been weaned and cannot feed herself, only being taken away by her mother long before she can fend for herself.
‘He had terrible diarrhea, ear infections in both ears, dehydration, low temperature and low blood sugar.
‘He was moved straight into intensive care and started to improve a little bit every day, but his prognosis remained very conservative for a while, as he was very poor. “
Due to the level of treatment Yoda needed, its owner decided to deposit the kitten to charity.
They told the vet they hadn’t been able to feed him since they got him, and said they had been told he was between six and nine weeks old at the time.
But the staff believes the kitten was sold at just five weeks old and undercooked. The charity advises never to accept kittens under eight weeks of age.
“Unfortunately, pet scammers are continuing to look for every opportunity to make money on demand for pets wherever they can, without even thinking about the welfare of the animals,” said Amanda.
‘We always encourage people to consider getting a rescue pet from a charity like myself, but if people decide to buy online, they really need to look at the seller of the animal first. upon delivery of any money.’
Once strong enough, Yoda was transferred to a rehab center and thankfully soon got a new permanent home.
Sarah Miller, Assistant Animal Welfare, said: ‘When Yoda came to us he was really friendly and lovely from the start. He will always want to come near you and play.
‘The team took turns fostering him so he had plenty of time in the home environment and when he was at the center you always found one of us stopping for 10 minutes with him – no What better to lift the spirits than playing kittens.
‘We joke that he might have been a parrot in a past life, as he also loved nothing more than to sit on our shoulders and watch the world go by.’
After another month to fully recover, Yoda, who is now known as Otis by his new family, is finally ready to begin the next happy chapter of his life and move into the loving home he deserves. worth having.
Sarah added: ‘Despite all he’s been through, he’s still a little angel. We are so glad he did. ‘
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